Research course

The Art Market and the History of Collecting

Institution
University of Buckingham · Department of History of Art and Heritage Studies
Qualifications
MA by research

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Entry requirements

The minimum entry level required for this course is as follows:

  • a first or second-class honours degree from a recognised university or,
  • a recognised professional qualification with relevant work experience

Age is no barrier to learning and we welcome all applications from suitably qualified students.

We are happy to consider all international applications and if you are an international student, you may find it useful to visit our international pages for details of entry requirements from your home country.

The University is a UKVI Tier 4 Sponsor.

If English is not your first language, please check our postgraduate English language requirements. If your English levels don’t meet our minimum requirements, you may be interested in applying for our Pre-sessional English Language Foundation Programmes.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The MA is offered by the University of Buckingham and the National Gallery in association with Waddesdon Manor (Rothschild Collections).

Investigating American and European art markets and cultures of collecting from the Renaissance to the present day, it is taught by staff from the University of Buckingham, the National Gallery and Waddesdon Manor.

A unique feature of the course will be access to two of the greatest surviving art dealers’ archives: Agnew’s, acquired by the National Gallery in 2014, and Colnaghi’s, housed since February 2014 in the Windmill Hill Archive, Waddesdon Manor. It is the first MA in the UK to offer, under the guidance of experts, practical training on how to use, unlock and analyse these rich holdings.

Fees and funding

UK students
£8,820
International students
£15,435

Full and partial scholarships are available, generously funded by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. Ltd and the Tavolozza Foundation. For more information, please contact Jeremy Howard (email: jeremy.howard@buckingham.ac.uk) or Barbara Lasic (email: barbara.lasic@buckingham.ac.uk).

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA by research
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
info@buckingham.ac.uk
Phone
01280 820227